Thrift stores are the best place for anyone to save a buck and stay in style at the same time. The frugal, penny-pinchers, college students, moms, fashionistas, the those on budgets, and the vintage mogul all flock to thrift shops. Why? Because you can find an amazing ensemble that won’t hurt your wallet.
2. "What Comes Around Goes Around"
This cliché isn’t just talking about karma. When it comes to fashion there is nothing new under the sun. When something seems to go out of style it’s almost a guarantee that it’ll come back within the next 15 years. This includes high-waisted shorts, crop tops, combat boots, and cat-eye sunglasses. With this being said, you can always stay ahead of these trends by being the first to pick up the next thing big fashion trend.
3. It's easy to find what you're looking for.
Most thrift stores or organized and easy to find what you need. Whether it be for color, clothing items, or accessories. That just makes your thrifting experience that much better, especially when you go in with an idea of exactly what you want.
4. You'll stand out with an original piece
We all want to look great in what we have, but looking like a clone of everyone else doesn’t make a bold statement. Shopping at your local thrift shop allows you to find pieces none of your friends have. There’s a very unlikely chance that when you buy a cute vintage piece that anyone will say “I have the same one!”
5. The "Hunt"
Thrifters know the amazing feeling of finding a diamond in the rough while thrifting. You’re shuffling through dozens of items that aren't very appealing, then WOW! Something amazing catches your eye. Whether it’s the pattern, silhouette, or something that you've been looking for a very long time. Finding just what your wardrobe needs makes it all worthwhile.
6. No two thrift stores are the same
Every thrift store is different because different people give away different things. The beauty is that is that if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for in one thrift store, you may just find it in the next.
7. Spotting brand new items
With a little searching, you can find items that have never been worn, or with the tags still on them. What’s better than getting brand new things for more than half the price?
8. Finding name brand clothes
Where else could you find Prada, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Versace and other well-known brands for the lowest price available? Thrift stores are a gift to the fashion at heart, allowing you to buy name brand clothing for a tiny fraction of the price. Buyer’s remorse on those $500 shoes is a thing of the past.
9. Playing dress up
Thrift stores are extremely fun to try out hundreds of looks. It’s easy to say you can spend a whole day at the thrift store just trying on clothes. If you, or your friends are goofy and open minded to different styles, the local thrift store dressing room is the perfect place to spend your Saturday. See who can try on the cutest hats, the best 80’s look, or find the perfect sundress. I guarantee you’ll have great laughs and leave out with the best outfits.
10. More than just clothes
Who said thrift stores are only for clothes? Thrifts stores have some of the most amazing original accessories such as belts, hats, scarfs, jewelry, shoes, and furniture. Yes, I mentioned furniture. If you’re into DIY remodeling thrift stores are your best friend. You can always find a good sturdy bed frame, bookshelf, dresser or night stand to personalize with your own finishing touches.
Check out our favorite vintage/thrifted looks below
xx Vintage Vogue xx